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UTE celebrates 75 years of industry excellence

United Tractor and Equipment (Pvt) Limited (UTE) celebrated 75 years in the industry on 22nd March 2022, continuously delivering the highest quality technical solutions and unmatched service support to Sri Lanka. UTE helps in nation building and is a trusted infrastructure development partner in Sri Lanka, which has been unfailing through its various ups and downs as an independent nation.

Prasan Fernando commented on the milestone achieved by the company founded by his great-grandfather, WD Fernando, Chairman of United Tractor & Equipment (Private) Limited: “As a company with a 75-year history, UTE represents the resilience of the nation that Independent for 75 years, faced many setbacks with Sri Lanka and won numerous victories. Over the years we have established ourselves as market leaders in numerous industries in which we operate. More importantly, we have partnered with many other world leading brands and are currently home to an impressive portfolio of international market leaders. We continue to stand by our customers, enjoying deep-rooted relationships with them and faithfully living our mission; “The journey continues… long after the sale.”

UTE was founded in 1947 by WD Fernando whose primary purpose was to handle the sales and service of the Caterpillar (CAT®) Tractor Company in Ceylon. UTE is a cross-generational powerhouse that continues to prioritize relationships in its corporate culture. Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, UTE is still family-owned and places relationships at the heart of its corporate culture. The majority of the Company’s customers and contractors have been with the Company for a long time and have consistently contributed to the Company’s goal of working together to create a superior customer experience.

“As a leading construction company in Sri Lanka, it is crucial for us to select the best engineering solutions from an established company that also offers comprehensive solutions and exceptional after-sales service. So far our experience with UTE has been excellent and we have received service that has exceeded our expectations. The team was very easy to manage and coordinate during work and emergency situations. NEM chooses UTE CAT because of their 75 year track record in the industry and the level of customer service they provide for the machines we now own. Our best wishes to UTE on their anniversary and we hope to continue our enduring relationship,” said NEM Constructions Chairman/CEO Raja Nanayakkara.

UTE has a long history of working with Caterpillar and is now recognized as one of the oldest CAT® dealers in South Asia and the first Sri Lankan company to import heavy construction equipment. The company focuses on operational excellence and lives up to its purpose with its superior customer service. It is the only Sri Lankan nominee in the Superbrands® General Engineering category and has been providing the highest quality engineering solutions and unrivaled service support for over seven decades, positioning it as the only company offering the widest range of machinery from a single brand can deliver.

UTE represents world-class brands in its portfolio including Caterpillar, JLG, Dexion, Flexi, BT, Raymond, Cigweld, SEM – a Caterpillar brand, UTP Welding, Enerpac, ESAB, FS Curtis, CIGWELD, Böhler Welding, Hytsu, Fuji Electric , Caterpillar lubricants, DID chains and others. It provides Construction & Earthmoving Equipment, Diesel Power Generators, Storage & Material Handling, Welding, Air Compressors, Energy, Solar, MEP, Filtration, Equipment Rental and Used Equipment solutions in the market with full product support and remote monitoring with customer centric IOT solutions.

The UTE Parts Store/PCC (Parts.Cat.Com) is the fastest, easiest and most reliable website to find and order over 1.4 million genuine CAT® parts online. Orders can be placed 24/7 via the mobile-friendly interface and parts will be delivered to any location on the island or can be picked up at any of the UTE branches.

The company is at home the islands Industry’s most experienced and largest team of customer service representatives and Caterpillar-trained technicians. Serving customers across the island, the company has offices in Panchikawatta, Matara, Kurunegala, Anuradhapura and Kilinochchi, adding to its strength.


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